Westdale Branch will be closing for approximately 10 weeks for renovations beginning Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All holds for Westdale have been paused until a few days before reopening. Customers who pick up their holds at Westdale may wish to change their hold pickup location during this time. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar." As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose."--From publisher description.